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Tomb of the Virgin Mary, Jerusalem

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Considered by many Christians to be the final resting place of the mother of Christ, Tomb of the Virgin Mary provides an atmospheric encounter with a 5th-century church. Enter through the 12th-century Crusader facade, winding your way down the staircase to the ancient Byzantine crypt. Containing the ancient empty crypt of the Virgin Mary, it is believed by many to date back to the 1st century CE. Inspect the colorful icons, and don't miss the smoke blackened stone--thought to have been left behind after Mary's ascension to heaven. Put Tomb of the Virgin Mary at the forefront of your travel plans using our Jerusalem trip itinerary planner.
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  • Steep steps ascend down toward the tomb of Mary. We went at an off time and found the area to be peaceful and meditative. The tomb of the Virgin Mary is located across the street from the Church of al...  more »
  • A magical place filled with a very strong energy... I highly recommend even to those who are not believers! The place is quite special.
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  • The only interesting detail in this small room is the fact that it is built on a more ancient site. My's cave is much more intertesting.  more »
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  • Final stop on the Sandeman's excellant Mount of Olives tour. A fascinating underground Greek Orthodox church - walking down the staircase leading to the presumed tomb is like walking into a smoky, incensed and venerable past.
  • Incredible. Definitely worth seeing. The stairs of candles is impre.
  • Amazing place with a very spiritual atmosphere.
  • Awesome pictures one day I ll visited there with k.p.yes
  • This is at the bottom of the hill up to the Mount of Olives. I would have missed it but somebody pointed it out to me. It's worth heading down, you walk down staircase to the bottom. There is incense in the air and lot of pictures of Mary